WORKERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WORKERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Workers of Utah unite — for a day of food and fun http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361604-78/union-workers-labor-unions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361604-78/union-workers-labor-unions.html.csp">Workers of Utah unite — for a day of food and fun</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T22:01:06.065-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 10:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Magna • Under a blue canopy at the annual Labor Day picnic, a debate was raging. Union workers here were attempting to resolve a fundamental difference of opinion between two men. No, they weren’t arguing about minimum wage, workers’ benefits, labor or Utah being a right-to-work state. They were hashing out the pros and cons of putting ketchup versus mustard on hot dogs. It was par for the course at Monday’s annual celebration, where laborers and Utah unions basked in the glow of a holiday mea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361604@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:01:06 MDT Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361986-68/workers-fast-protests-organizers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361986-68/workers-fast-protests-organizers.html.csp">Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Food Industry Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T16:27:01.856-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry’s workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said in an interview that workers in a couple of dozen cities were trained to peacefully engage in civil disobedience ahead of this week’s planned protests. Fells declined to say what exactly is in st...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583619862014-09-01T16:27:01.856-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-01T16:27:01.856-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361986@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:27:01 MDT Dionne: A Market Basket of dignity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358965-82/arthur-workers-basket-market.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358965-82/arthur-workers-basket-market.html.csp">Dionne: A Market Basket of dignity</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T18:50:16.831-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 06:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Who knew that one of the best made-for-Labor Day speeches in American history would be delivered by a CEO? And who could have guessed that the summer’s major labor story would not be about a CEO saving the jobs of his workers but about the workers saving the job of their CEO? This is the wonder of the happy-ending tale of Market Basket, the New England grocery chain. Most of its 25,000 non-unionized workers walked out to get their deposed CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, reinstated as the c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358965@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:50:16 MDT WHO: Senegal Ebola case ‘a top priority emergency’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358466-68/ebola-health-dakar-senegal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358466-68/ebola-health-dakar-senegal.html.csp">WHO: Senegal Ebola case ‘a top priority emergency’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BABACAR DIONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T11:48:37.56-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 11:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dakar, Senegal • The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. Senegal faces an “urgent need” for support and supplies including hygiene kits and personal protective equipment for health workers, the WHO said in a statement Sunday. “These needs will be met with the fastest p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583584662014-08-31T11:48:37.56-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T11:48:37.56-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358466@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:48:37 MDT Living history: Utah’s working women fought for their rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353076-78/women-utah-workers-history.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353076-78/women-utah-workers-history.html.csp">Living history: Utah’s working women fought for their rights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eileen Hallet Stone </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T19:37:58.173-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 07:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At the turn of the 20th century, American industrialism brought Utah women out of their homes and into the workplace. Whether on the farm or in the home, Western women have always shared labor responsibilities. However, when innovations such as ready-made clothes, commercial laundries, factory-processed foods and industry production of domestic items relieved many of household chores, women found themselves with job opportunities. “Agriculture and mining dominated the economic life of [Utah],...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353076@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:37:58 MDT Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348888-79/eeoc-farms-agreements-hawaii.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348888-79/eeoc-farms-agreements-hawaii.html.csp">Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:16:01.937-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Honolulu • A federal judge in Hawaii says she won’t consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval. U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi is ordering the agency to hold the news conference by Friday. She said in her order issued last week that the EEOC didn’t follow rules when it filed the proposed agreements. The EEOC ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583488882014-08-28T17:16:01.937-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:16:01.937-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348888@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:16:01 MDT Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347370-79/basket-market-arthur-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347370-79/basket-market-arthur-workers.html.csp">Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T10:18:03.181-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tewksbury, Mass. • Hours after reaching an agreement to buy the company, the restored chief of New England’s Market Basket supermarket chain celebrated with workers in a rally at headquarters Thursday, saying he loved them and appreciated their efforts in helping him regain control. “Seeing all of you here today is like seeing a little piece of heaven on earth,” Arthur T. Demoulas told several hundred workers Thursday morning in Tewksbury, some of whom shouted “We love you” and “Welcome back” du...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583473702014-08-28T10:18:03.181-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T10:18:03.181-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347370@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:18:03 MDT AP PHOTOS: Workers clear debris from busy runway http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343236-68/runway-airport-debris-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58343236-68/runway-airport-debris-http.html.csp">AP PHOTOS: Workers clear debris from busy runway</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GOLDMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T11:11:02.469-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Nearly 100 workers at the world’s busiest airport are volunteering their time to pick up trash that could be dangerous when planes land and take off. On Wednesday, the fifth runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was closed for about 30 minutes so employees could look for debris. According to the airport website, the fifth runway opened in 2006 and averages more than 100,000 landings and takeoffs per year. Among the junk collected: pebbles, washers, ball bearings an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583432362014-08-27T11:11:02.469-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T11:11:02.469-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343236@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:11:02 MDT Casino workers turn to prayer to save their jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321968-79/workers-showboat-atlantic-casino.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321968-79/workers-showboat-atlantic-casino.html.csp">Casino workers turn to prayer to save their jobs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WAYNE PARRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:36:02.412-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlantic City, N.J. • They’ve turned to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and union reps to try to save their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close soon. Now, hundreds of soon-to-be unemployed dealers, cocktail servers and hotel workers are turning to what many say could be their last, best chance. “We’re praying for God to open new doors to them,” said the Rev. Eric McCoy, president of the Atlantic City Fellowship of Churches. Clergy members and the main casino workers unio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219682014-08-21T11:36:02.412-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:36:02.412-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321968@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:36:02 MDT Brazil expands labor rights for domestic workers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321900-79/domestic-workers-brazil-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321900-79/domestic-workers-brazil-law.html.csp">Brazil expands labor rights for domestic workers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNY BARCHFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:11:01.672-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rio De Janeiro • Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she’d fall, exhausted, into bed. More than two decades later, Brazil has passed legislation aimed at preventing such abuses. The landmark domestic workers law, passed as a constitutional amendment last year and strengthened this month, aims to extend some of Brazil’s generous labor protections to the more than 6 m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219002014-08-21T11:11:01.672-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:11:01.672-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321900@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:11:01 MDT Bloomberg View: Containing Ebola means sending masks and gowns, not drugs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300615-82/ebola-workers-care-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58300615-82/ebola-workers-care-health.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Containing Ebola means sending masks and gowns, not drugs</a></h4>